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Thank you, Samhita

Today we bid adieu to our fearless, beautiful, visionary Executive Editor. We will miss her a *lot*, but we have no doubt that she will keep on doing amazing things for digital feminism and social justice at large. Apparently Refinery 29 agrees: they recently named her one of their “new feminist icons”.

Remember Jos’ epic takedown of the cissexism inherent in the attitude embodied in “I date women and trans men”? Now there’s a comic for that!

“There is art, and there are artists.” Why it matters that JD Salinger was a womanizer.

What we remember about the Birmingham church bombing.

Larry Summers gets what’s been coming to him.

Cher rocks.

The day after police fatally shoot an unarmed black man who was apparently seeking help after a car crash, author Jesmyn Ward talks about the love and loss of young black men.

Female police officers in Afghanistan are being executed in cold blood.

The “Pullout Generation” is here. Now what do sex educators think? 

Should we stop saying “I have a boyfriend” to deflect unwanted romantic attention?

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Lori Adelman is a writer and advocate focusing on race, gender, and sexual and reproductive rights. In addition to serving as an Executive Director at Feministing, Lori is the Director of Global Communications at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Lori has previously worked at the United Nations Foundation, the International Women’s Health Coalition, and Human Rights Watch, and has written for a host of print and digital properties including Rookie Magazine, The Grio, and the New York Times Magazine. She regularly appears on radio and television, and has spoken at college campuses across the U.S. about topics like the politics of black hair, transnational movement building, and the undercover feminism of Nicki Minaj. In 2014, she was named to The Root 100 list of the nation's most influential African Americans, and to the Forbes Magazine list of the "30 Under 30" successful people in media.

Lori Adelman is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Partnerships.

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